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Lyric Hammersmith Announces its FANTASTIC MR FOX Will Tour UK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

In celebration of Roald Dahl Day, which will mark Roald Dahl's 100th birthday on 13 September, producing partners Nuffield and Curve in association with Lyric Hammersmith, today announced a major UK tour of Roald Dahl's FANTASTIC MR FOX, in a brand new musical adaptation for the stage. Following its world premiere at Nuffield Southampton Theatres this Christmas (22 Nov - 8 Jan. National Press Night: Wed 30 November, 7pm), FANTASTIC MR FOX will transfer to the Lyric Hammersmith for a 4-week run (25 Jan - 19 Feb) and will then tour to a further 16 venues nationwide, including Curve (3 - 9 April). This brand new family show is a playful re-telling of Roald Dahl's much-loved book; a brilliantly witty tale of the clever Mr Fox outfoxing three greedy farmers, brought to life on stage with live music and songs. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Ice and Fire Announces Full Cast for World Premiere of THE ISLAND NATION at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

ice&fire today announces the full company for the world premiere of The Island Nation, written by its Artistic Director Christine Bacon.  Ria Parry directs Claire Dargo, Ayesha Dharker, Bally Gill, Clive Hayward, Nikki Patel and Neran Persaud in the production which opens at the Arcola Theatre on 28 October, with previews from the 26 October, and runs until 19 November 2016.  (more...)

KENNY MORGAN to Return to the Arcola with Original Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Arcola Theatre's production of Kenny Morgan will return for just four weeks this September after a sold-out premiere earlier this year. This critically-acclaimed new play is the latest drama by Mike Poulton (Tony nominated for his Broadway versions of Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall, and Bring up The Bodies). (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace Announces 2017 Season
by Marianka Swain - Oct 7, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber today announces plans for The Other Palace, the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group. The Other Palace is situated less than 100 yards from Buckingham Palace and close to the Victoria Palace, hence its name. (more...)

Frances Ruffelle Headlines First Major London Production of THE WILD PARTY
by Marianka Swain - Oct 7, 2016

As Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party will receive its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Saturday 11 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. Directed and choreographed by 2016 Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie and starring Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle, The Wild Party will be the inaugural production at The Other Palace, formerly St. James Theatre, when it reopens in February 2017 as the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group and a home for new musical theatre. (more...)

Nuffield Theatre Announces Cast for FANTASTIC MR. FOX
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Director of Nuffield Theatre Sam Hodges today announces the full cast for its brand new adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic Fantastic Mr Fox, a co-production with Curve, in association with Lyric Hammersmith.  Greg Barnett plays Mr Fox, with Richard Atwill (Rat/Bean), Raphael Bushay (Badger/Boggis), Jade Croot (Kit), Sandy Foster(Rabbit), Lillie Flynn (Mrs Fox), Gruffudd Glyn (Mole/Bunce), Kelly Jackson (Mouse), and Edward Hole and Tanya Shields completing the ensemble, alongside actor-musicians, Patrick Burbridge, Anna Fordham and Richie Hart.   (more...)

Charles Mee's LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON Gets Reading at Abingdon This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its Ghostlight Reading Series with LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON by Charles Mee on November 28 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Leon Ingulsrud is set to direct. (more...)

IN THE LIGHT To Receive Developmental Workshop in Utah
by Blair Howell - Nov 1, 2016

While nearly every Broadway show receives a developmental workshop in New York or Los Angeles, the creative team for one show with Broadway aspirations has selected an unusual city for this step in the development process. (more...)

Punk Rock Reimagining of DR. FAUSTUS to Play Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Knights of Allentown West Productions is proud to present a punk rock reimagining of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. A hybrid of comedy and horror, follow Dr. Faustus as he explores dark magic in the pursuit for glory, power, and laughs in this unconventional production of the English Renaissance classic. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jenna Russell On DR FAUSTUS And Kit Harington!
by Carrie Dunn - May 5, 2016

We talk to Jenna Russell about playing Mephistopheles in Dr Faustus, her collaboration with director Jamie Lloyd - and what Kit Harington is really like! (more...)

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN to Open in June at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley closes its 2015/2016 season with the explosive new dramatic comedy, The Velocity of Autumn. This tender-hearted play by Eric Coble centers on an elderly artist locked in a volatile showdown with her family over where she'll spend her remaining years. In a wry, spirited quest to 'not go gently' into a retirement home, Alexandra barricades herself in her brownstone with enough homemade Molotov cocktails to blow the entire block sky-high as she negotiates the terms of her future with a long-estranged son who has battles of his own. The Velocity of Autumn was declared 'Wickedly funny and wonderfully touching' by Broadway World and 'A tale that could resonate with a broad range of audiences as it touches on a sobering dilemma faced by families every day' by Variety. This production will be directed by Giovanna Sardelli with performances June 1-June 26 (press opening: June 4) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Photo Flash: SIDEWAYS Opens Tonight at St James Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

The European premiere of Rex Pickett's acclaimed comedy SIDEWAYS opens tonight at St James Theatre, directed by David Grindley, for a limited run until July 9. The cast features Daniel Weyman (Miles), Simon Harrison (Jack), Ellie Piercy (Maya), Beth Cordingly (Terra), Anne Kavanagh(Phyllis/Evelyn), Kirsten Hazel Smith (Rosie/Victoria) and Daniel Barry (Chris/Daryl). (more...)

2017 JMK Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Trustees of the JMK Trust are delighted to announce today that the winner of the 20th anniversary James Menzies-Kitchin Young Director Award is Josh Roche. Chosen after the now-legendary JMK selection process from another record-breaking number of applicants, Josh will be directing My Name is Rachel Corrie, the celebrated piece of verbatim theatre created from the writings of Corrie herself and co-edited by the late Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner. His production will be staged in the autumn at the Young Vic, with performance dates announced soon. The runner up this year was Nathan Crossan-Smith with a proposal for a production of Debbie Tucker-Green's random and will receive a £2,000 award. (more...)

Amplifier Announce New Album; Watch New Music Video for 'Kosmos'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Amplifier return with their sixth and most definitive album to date, 'Trippin' With Dr Faustus', due for release via Rockosmos this June 30th. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley closes its 2015/2016 season with the explosive new dramatic comedy, The Velocity of Autumn. This tender-hearted play by Eric Coble centers on an elderly artist locked in a volatile showdown with her family over where she'll spend her remaining years. In a wry, spirited quest to "not go gently" into a retirement home, Alexandra barricades herself in her brownstone with enough homemade Molotov cocktails to blow the entire block sky-high as she negotiates the terms of her future with a long-estranged son who has battles of his own. The Velocity of Autumn was declared "Wickedly funny and wonderfully touching" by Broadway World and "A tale that could resonate with a broad range of audiences as it touches on a sobering dilemma faced by families every day" by Variety. This production will be directed by Giovanna Sardelli with performances June 1-June 26 (press opening: June 4) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Provincetown Theater Project's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Provincetown Theater Community Project presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde, running tonight, May 18, through June 5, 2016. (more...)

Provincetown Theater Playwrights' Lab Set for June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Eight plays will be presented on each day of the Spring Playwrights Festival at the studio of WOMR Radio (494 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA). (more...)

Photo Flash: James Norton, Kate Fleetwood and More in Rehearsal for BUG at Found111
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Tense and blackly comic, BUG by multi-award-winner Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe), is a taut exploration of two people on the edge; where the lines between reality and delusions become blurred. BUG celebrates its 20th anniversary with a production at Found111 from March 24 - May 7, 2016. Press night is March 29. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

TOKYO FISH STORY Gets Northern California Premiere at TheatreWorks This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Northern California Premiere of TOKYO FISH STORY by Kimber Lee. (more...)

The Watermill Theatre Announces Cast of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Hart today announces the company for his new production of Twelfth Night continuing The Watermill Theatre's bold, ensemble driven approach to Shakespeare. Twelfth Night runs from 6 April to 6 May and in repertoire with Hart's 2016 production of Romeo + Juliet from 18 to 22 July. Both productions will tour nationally from Tuesday 16 May to Thursday 3 August (more...)

Cast Announced for Frontier Theatre Productions' THE LOVERS OF VIORNE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Today Frontier Theatre Productions announces the full cast for its first production of Marguerite Duras' The Lovers of Viorne in a translation by Barbara Bray, opening on 4 May, with a preview on 3 May, and running until 21 May.  James Roose-Evans directs Charlotte Cornwell (Claire), Kevin Trainor (Interrogator) and Martin Turner (Pierre Lannes). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Production Images Released of James Norton and Kate Fleetwood in BUG at Found111
by Marianka Swain - Mar 28, 2016

James Norton and Kate Fleetwood star in BUG, the tense and blackly comic play from award-winning writer Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe) at Found111. Bug, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is a taut exploration of two people on the edge, where the lines between reality and delusions become blurred. (more...)

Steve Yockey's BLACKBERRY WINTER Begins Tonight at New Rep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of BLACKBERRY WINTER, tonight, March 26, through April 17, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

James Norton, Kate Fleetwood and More Lead BUG, Beginning Tonight at Found111
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Tense and blackly comic, BUG by multi-award-winner Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe), is a taut exploration of two people on the edge; where the lines between reality and delusions become blurred. BUG celebrates its 20th anniversary with a production at Found111 from tonight, March 24, through May 7, 2016. Press night is March 29. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS Musical Begins Tonight at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

TUTS Underground presents the world premiere of THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS, beginning tonight, March 17, in Houston. (more...)

VIDEO: First Footage Released of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

First footage is released today of Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which plays until Saturday 1 April at The Other Palace. (more...)

Stage Traffic Productions Present the European Premiere of LATE COMPANY at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

As part of the Finborough Theatre's celebrations of Canada's 150th birthday, Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill, 'the hottest name in Canadian theatre', will debut his play, Late Company, at the Finborough Theatre, for a strictly limited season from 25 April - 20 May 2017, with press nights on 27 April/28 April. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Pre-Production Rehearsal Photos of the cast of THE GEEZE & ME!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? Rag Lady Productions is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of THE GEEZE AND ME, a new MUSICAL featuring a troupe of baby boomers who sing, dance, and hobble their way through issues of retirement, leakage, and more. At THE TENTH Avenue Arts Center downtown San Diego, March 31st through April 29th.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley closes its 2015/2016 season with the explosive new dramatic comedy, The Velocity of Autumn. This tender-hearted play by Eric Coble centers on an elderly artist locked in a volatile showdown with her family over where she'll spend her remaining years. In a wry, spirited quest to 'not go gently' into a retirement home, Alexandra barricades herself in her brownstone with enough homemade Molotov cocktails to blow the entire block sky-high as she negotiates the terms of her future with a long-estranged son who has battles of his own. The Velocity of Autumn was declared 'Wickedly funny and wonderfully touching' by Broadway World and 'A tale that could resonate with a broad range of audiences as it touches on a sobering dilemma faced by families every day' by Variety. This production will be directed by Giovanna Sardelli with performances June 1-June 26 (press opening: June 4) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Presents the Regional Premiere of SISTER PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Sister Play, the third production in Chester Theatre Company's 2016 season, will have its regional premiere on Wednesday, August 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall at 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA. (more...)

Olivier Nominee HETTY FEATHER to Make U.S. Premiere in Florida
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Olivier Award nominated Rose Theatre Kingston production of Jacqueline Wilson's critically acclaimed Hetty Feather today announces an international transfer to the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Florida for a limited run from 2 to 26 June 2016. Currently enjoying a major UK tour, the production continues on to Chichester Festival Theatre on 27 January followed by Nottingham Theatre Royal, Oxford Playhouse, Leicester Curve, Rose Theatre Kingston, Southampton Mayflower Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Clywd Theatr Cymru, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Cardiff New Theatre completing the run at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre before travelling to Sarasota, Florida for its US premiere. (more...)

TOKYO FISH STORY Gets Northern California Premiere at TheatreWorks This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Northern California Premiere of TOKYO FISH STORY by Kimber Lee. (more...)

Susan Koozin, Kathryn Porterfield and More to Lead THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS at TUTS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

TUTS Underground just announced the full cast for the world premiere of THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS, beginning next month in Houston. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tracy Letts' BUG at Found111
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The final cast has been confirmed to appear alongside the previously announced James Norton (War and Peace, Happy Valley) and Kate Fleetwood (London Road, Medea) in the 20th anniversary production of Bug by multi award-winner Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe). (more...)

Steve Yockey's BLACKBERRY WINTER to Play New Rep Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of BLACKBERRY WINTER, March 26-April 17, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Rag Lady Productions Tackles Aging with Humor in THE GEEZE & ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? The Geeze & Me is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ramin Karimloo and Tam Mutu Deliver Beautiful Rendition of 'Edelweiss'
by Nora Dominick - Feb 11, 2016

The week is almost over, but not until Ramin Karimloo busts out his guitar and serenades his fans! Karimloo, alongside Ta Mutu, sing the classic number 'Edelweiss' from The Sound of Music!  (more...)

BWW Interview: Lou Diamond Phillips of BURNING DESIRE at Seven Angels
by Lauren Yarger - Feb 10, 2016

Lou Diamond Phillips stars in the world premiere of his play, BURNING DESIRE. (more...)

Donna McKechnie and More Complete Cast of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which receives its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Monday 13 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Stage Adaptation of THE BROONS
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016

Full casting is announced today for THE BROONS, a new stage play bringing Scotland's most famous fictional family to theatres across the country in a World Premiere adaptation by Rob Drummond. The Broons will open at Perth Concert Hall before dates in Inverness, Kirkcaldy, Stirling, Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. There will be a press night at Perth Concert Hall on Thursday 29 September 2016 at 7.30pm. (more...)

KENNY MORGAN to Return to the Arcola with Original Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Arcola Theatre's production of Kenny Morgan will return for just four weeks this September after a sold-out premiere earlier this year. This critically-acclaimed new play is the latest drama by Mike Poulton (Tony nominated for his Broadway versions of Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall, and Bring up The Bodies). (more...)

Provincetown Theater to Present DOCTOR FAUSTUS LIGHTS THE LIGHTS, 4/27-5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

From April 27 to May 14, The Provincetown Theater will present one of Gertrude Stein's most intriguing and multi-layered theatrical pieces, "Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights", under the direction of Tristan DiVincenzo. (more...)

Provincetown Theater Project to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Provincetown Theater Community Project presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde, running May 18 - June 5, 2016. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present SUDDENLY, A KNOCK AT THE DOOR, Featuring Adapted Works by Israeli Writer Etgar Keret
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Theater for the New City presents Suddenly, A Knock at the Door, a new play based on stories by award winning Israeli author and filmmaker Etgar Keret written by Robin Goldfin with live music composed by Oren Neiman and performed by Oren Neiman & Gilad Ben-Zvi. David L. Carson* directs a cast of 6, including Jeffrey Swan Jones*,Antonio Minino, Alyssa Simon*, Kenneth Talberth*, Stephen Thornton, and Elanna White. Fourteen performances will be staged from June 2-19, 2016 at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets) in New York City's East Village. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present SUDDENLY, A KNOCK ON THE DOOR, Featuring Adapted Works by Israeli Writer Etgar Keret
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Theater for the New City presents Suddenly, A Knock at the Door, a new play based on stories by award winning Israeli author and filmmaker Etgar Keret written by Robin Goldfin with live music composed by Oren Neiman and performed by Oren Neiman & Gilad Ben-Zvi. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach's thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle. (more...)

LOBBY HERO to Make Houston Premiere at 4th Wall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Join 4th Wall Theatre for the Houston premiere of Lobby Hero, written by acclaimed playwright and Manchester by the Sea's Academy Award-winning director/screenwriter, Kenneth Lonergan.  (more...)

Found111 Extends Tracy Letts' BUG, Starring James Norton and Kate Fleetwood
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

James Norton and Kate Fleetwood are currently leading BUG, the tense and blackly comic play from award-winning writer Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe) at Found111 - and now, audiences have a greater chance to catch it. (more...)

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